Three baseball observations

  • Updated: May 18, 2013 - 9:22 PM

Three observations ...

• Cleveland’s Justin Masterson already has two complete-game 1-0 victories. That’s impressive because many managers would automatically push the bullpen button and bring in a closer for the ninth inning.

• Looks as if Francisco Liriano likes pitching in the National League. He’s 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA since coming off the disabled list.

• Anthony Rizzo is a great story. He battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma while in A-ball, survived that scare and now has cashed in with a seven-year, $41 million deal with the Cubs.

 

... and two predictions

• Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, already the comeback player of the year, will save 45 games in his final season.

• Brewers shortstop Jean Segura will slump some but will finish with at least a .300 batting average, 17 homers and a .875 OPS.

LA VELLE E. NEAL III

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Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon 4 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Samardzija 1
St. Louis - LP: M. Wacha 1 FINAL
Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez 3
Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse 5 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: C. Morton 3
Toronto - WP: S. Delabar 3 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: M. Rzepczynski 2
LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver 11 FINAL
Detroit - LP: D. Smyly 6
Atlanta - WP: A. Harang 6 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: J. Niese 0
Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman 8 FINAL
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Miami - WP: S. Cishek 8
Chicago WSox - LP: F. Paulino 0 FINAL
Texas - WP: M. Perez 12
Minnesota - LP: R. Nolasco 0 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas 5
Philadelphia - LP: J. Pettibone 1 FINAL
Colorado - WP: T. Chatwood 12
Houston 0 Bottom 4th Inning
Oakland 8
San Francisco 0 Top 6th Inning
San Diego 1
Arizona 0 Top 5th Inning
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